Have you ever baked a sweet potato and it remains hard? Time and temperature are important. So try this method.
Wash and scrub the potato. Poke it with a fork or knife several times. Jump-start the baking in the microwave until the internal temperature reaches 200°F, about 6 to 9 minutes, flipping every 3 minutes. Then, place on a wire rack set in a rimmed baking sheet to allow air circulation. Bake at 425°F for one hour to finish cooking.
The finished potato should be creamy and flavorful. Enjoy!
Source: Cook’s Illustrated, September 2017
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